The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank - 42 47
Contract jobs citing 2G 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.27% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.04% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.11% 13.17% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 29
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

2G
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2G across the Cambridge region.

2G Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago